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Air source heat pumps are the most common types for residential use — versus ground source, water source, electrical and hybrid variants — and they work by transferring heat from the outside air to your house. Although the final cost of installing an air-source heat pump depends on its capacity and brand, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4,500 to $8,000, or up to $10,000 for high-end heat pumps.

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Though the name may sound exotic and complicated, one of the simplest, most cost-effective ways to prevent water from collecting in your yard is to install a French drain. Follow our eight steps for French drain installation and standing water won't stand a chance.

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Looking to move out of, sell or refinance your house? Having your home appraised is a necessary step in the process. Learn all about home appraisal costs.

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Whether your household gets its water from a well or your city’s water mains, water softeners are the standard method for handling hard water issues. Let’s take a look at water softener prices and water softener installation costs — and why you should consider them more of an investment than an expense.

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